This is just a few bits and pieces in the lives of the Carr Family.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Trip home to surprise Grandma and Grandpa
THE best Grandparents EVER!!
We had a great trip to White Oak this last weekend. We didn't tell a soul we were coming and when we showed up on Halloween, everyone was surprised.
Kasey's Grandma and Grandpa were sooooo happy to see another of their little munchkins it made my heart swell.
Grandma Carr just kept saying she couldn't believe Kasey was there. Grandpa got a bit choked up when he saw her for the first time and gave us both long lasting hugs.
I'm not sure any grandparents could love their grandbabies more. We are blessed.
While there, Grandma Carr came up with the idea to have a surprise birthday party for Kasey. I immediately thought it was just a ploy to keep us there longer on Sunday as I was planning on heading home that morning. But, it was the best decision ever.
When Kasey walked in Aunt Debbie's kitchen and everyone yelled "SURPRISE", she was shocked, then started shaking, laughing, then crying all in one fell swoop. There was not one dry eye in the bunch. I couldn't believe her reaction. I hugged her with my own tears in my eyes, and pointed her toward her cake and she blew out the candles. Then she told everyone thank you.
It is a day that she and none of us will ever forget. The thankfulness and love for her family was radiating from her.
I asked her later on the drive home, why she started crying and she told me that she just couldn't believe that her family went to all that trouble just for her.
Oh my gosh. Rip my heart out.
I WILL be better about making the trip home. SHE needs it. It isn't about me as I was shown on this visit....IT MATTERS AND MEANS THE WORLD TO HER AND TO HER FAMILY THERE.
Lord, thank You for Kasey and for the bright light she is to us and to her family back home. I don't know why you chose me to raise her, but I'm grateful you did. I love You now and forever. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen
I am happy and blessed!! I have a daughter that brings joy to my life and a husband that loves the Lord. I love being a stay at home mom and I love to play Bunco, read, workout, and spend time with my family!
Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of my favorite verses. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."